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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at 703-361-5223.
Our hospital is open Monday and Tuesday 9:00AM - 7:00PM, Wednesday 9:00AM - 2:00PM (beginning 4/8/15),Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM, Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM / 3:00PM - 7:00PM, and Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit
4. Can I make payments?
Payment in full is required at the time of service; however, we do offer and accept Care Credit, which has plans available for up to 18 months interest free.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. A pre-anesthetic blood screen is requried prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run in-house prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts, and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10-14 days following the surgery.
8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No. There is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. There are plenty of advantages, however, to having your pet spayed or neutered. Some of these advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.